Alen, Paul Oliver

Rank: Private

Unit: Troop C, 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Soldier’s Medal, Purple Heart Medal

Entered service: 18-May-1942

Enlisted: New York City, New York

Enlisted by: Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10

Date of birth: 30-May-1917

Hometown: New York, New York

Marital status: Married. Mother: Matilda Alen

Campaign: World War II

Incident date: 2-Mar-1945

Date of casualty: 3-Mar-1945

Age at death: 27

Cause of death: Died of wounds received in action.

Location of fatality: Heerlen, Holland

Place of interment: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands

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